Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Lazy Day

It must be the weather because all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a blanket and a good book or movie and veg all day. And it was even sunny today and about 55˚F. Can you imagine if I lived somewhere where it snowed or something? LOL, I'd probably never get out of bed.

So while I didn't do that all day, I did start our day with a nice long chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. We read two of them last night. I wonder how the end of the book is going to go. We almost never watch that movie, or at least we watch it less frequently than the others, because Cameron hates the basilisk and even had nightmares about it one time. The books are so much more intense that I may have to limit our reading of it to the daytime hours.

For school we started with a review of the /ôr/ in door words. Cam did really well, after a slow start. Next we did Grammar and learned about action verbs! That's two parts of speech in two weeks and I haven't even skipped anything. I have to say that I'm quite relieved because I was beginning to have doubts about FLL. Next was math and he just did two quick pages of word problems, multiplying by two. For History we read a couple of old Chinese fables, Rikki Tikki Tembo and one about the animals of the Chinese zodiac. We also read a book about what a typical family's life is like in China. The family we read about had nine people - grandparents, their two sons and their families - living in a house the same size as ours. I cannot imagine 9 people living in this house! Cameron finished off his school day on Spelling Time. He finished off this week's work and then started on next week's! Here's the funny thing though - next week's lesson is actually a review so I didn't put any words for it into Spelling Time. The words that are in there are the programs sample lessons which are actually much harder than his current book! Coincidentally though, most of them were words with the /ôr/ in door sound. He ended up doing quite well on them.

And that's about it from here. This week we actually haven't had anywhere to go all week, except for gymnastics on Monday, so I've been taking advantage of it and not going anywhere at all. I do have to bake some banana bread on Friday and deliver it on Saturday for a bake sale on Sunday and then Sunday we are going to see The Nutcracker. But other than that, we are vegging. Next week is going to be super busy. We have something almost every day... no, I take that back, we have something every single day next week and then we are going out of town Sunday. So like I said, I am taking advantage of not having anything to do while I can. And on that note, I am going to go snuggle up on the couch with my kiddos and watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. :)


G said...

We're still toward the beginning of Harry Potter & the Sorcer's Stone, but the kids do enjoy it when I get a chance to read it. I'm impressed by the multiplication going on there!

Yeah, the table is in the added room, right behind the futon couch. I'll post pics as soon as I clean up a little! I did notice the site was Australian, after noticing the names of places (Canberra for example), but I figure a noun is a noun!

Jenny said...

LOL, I was looking at science stuff and the first grade list of topics was something like: wombat, kangaroo, wallaby, tazmanian devil, etc. LOL.